The Confidence Trap: Balancing the Proof Burden in the Climate Conversation

RFF’s Roger Cooke discusses the confidence trap and how current conversations about climate change misallocate the burden of proof. Cooke was a lead author of the chapter on risk and uncertainty in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report.

Climate-Related Financial Disclosure: The New Convergence of Finance, Policy, and Science

The urgent need to look beyond short-term setbacks in US climate policy should spur greater collaboration between the financial world and climate economists and scientists to address longer-term financial risks related to climate change.

Tribute to Emery Castle

Former RFF President Emery Neal Castle was a pioneer in resource and agricultural economics, a treasured mentor to many, and played a pivotal role in ensuring RFF’s future.

Letter from the President: Emery Castle's Legacy

RFF pays tribute to former RFF President Emery Castle and celebrates his work alongside the formation of RFF’s new Land, Water, and Nature program.

Why Place Matters in Environmental and Resource Economics

In 2008, former RFF President Emery Castle contributed the following article to Resources magazine, discussing the role of place in environmental economics. In memory of Dr. Castle, Resources is republishing.

Exploring Opportunities in Land, Water, and Nature

Ann M. Bartuska discusses the opportunities she envisions as vice president of RFF's new Land, Water, and Nature program

The Shale Revolution: Climate Opportunities and Risks

The shale revolution has created substantial climate benefits in the near term and provided an even larger opportunity in the long term. Wise policy choices and technological breakthroughs are still essential for a more effective response to climate change in the future.

A Federal Tax Increase? Some Brief Reflections

An increase in the federal gasoline tax could help fund the Highway Trust Fund, revitalize US transportation infrastructure, and address emissions concerns.

RFF Experts Project the Impact of DOE's Grid Resiliency Pricing Proposal

Through interactive graphs, RFF researchers simulate how the proposed rule would affect energy markets and social welfare.

How Do We Measure the Value of Satellite Data?

Satellite data are valuable to society when they are used to make decisions that affect our well-being. Documenting these use cases can help demonstrate return on investment in satellites and data applications, and shape priorities across future investments.